IRL: Behind the Barriers: Indy 500 Day five

Ryan Briscoe earned the ironman award, turning 85 laps today, the most of any driver. Briscoe sat atop the speed charts late in the afternoon with a lap over 225 mph but a cloud cover cooled the track during the last 30 minutes of practice,...

Ryan Briscoe earned the ironman award, turning 85 laps today, the most of any driver. Briscoe sat atop the speed charts late in the afternoon with a lap over 225 mph but a cloud cover cooled the track during the last 30 minutes of practice, filling the Speedway with the fast and the furious. Briscoe's lap of 225.995 mph fell to fifth fastest on the day. Milka Duno continues to be the marathon driver, logging 209 laps this month. Duno has yet to put a wheel awry but she did cause some concern for Marco Andretti this afternoon. Duno, who was warming up, should have been on the warm up lane in Turn three when Marco Andretti closed at full throttle. Andretti managed to avoid Duno after catching her at the apex of Turn three.

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Dreyer and Reinbold Racing announced today a partnership with Bachrach Clothing. Bachrach Clothing operates men's clothing stores in 13 states located in the Midwest and in the Mid-Atlantic region. Brian Lipman, Bachrach's CEO pointed out that the IndyCar Series races in several markets where Bachrach operates retail stores, including Indianapolis, Nashville, Kansas and Dallas. When asked if Sarah Fisher was a logical match for the sponsorship, Lipman said, "It should be known that in the men's fashion industry that 85 percent of all men's clothing is purchased by women, so we're really happy to have Sarah onboard.

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A total of 40 cars are now at the Speedway with 39 passing technical inspection. Twenty-nine drivers have been on track during the first four days of practice and 95 IndyCar Series and Pro Series drivers have passed physical examinations.

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Helio Castroneves celebrated his 32nd birthday today. As this is being written, Tony Kanaan has yet to be seen stalking the garage area wielding a cake.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Milka Duno , Sarah Fisher , Helio Castroneves , Tony Kanaan , Ryan Briscoe , Marco Andretti